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On Aug 20 2019 / by Wyoming Paul

Reckitt Benckiser launches Parkable for Business to retain parking for every staff member

Parkable enables RB to retain their current car park with no one missing out on parking, and no additional lease costs

When RB recently had the size of its staff car park reduced, its management team was concerned that they would have to remove parking access from some employees, or find another car park to lease. Prior to the reduction, each member of staff had their own allocated parking bay, but the reduction left RB with more employees than parking spots.

However, after reviewing the data, RB discovered that when annual leave, sick leave, and out of office work were taken into account, their car park still had enough parking bays to accommodate all of their staff. To make it work, all they needed was a management tool that would allow people to share their bays with colleagues when they were away from the office.

Parkable for Business empowers people to share their allocated bay easily, and has allowed RB to retain their current car park with no one missing out on parking, and no additional lease costs.

“I am very pleased that we have achieved a solution to our problem that means all staff members can maintain their parking access, while avoiding the extra cost of leasing more parking spaces in another location. The staff generally seem happy with the solution and are looking forward to using the app.”
- Keith Johnston, NZ Finance Manager

Keith noted that another benefit of using Parkable is that whenever there are more staff in the office than available bays, employees can easily use the Parkable app to find other parking options nearby. Plus, staff can have the parking cost charged directly to RB, rather than paying for the parking themselves or going through the rigmarole of making an expense claim.

Smarten up your car park

While car park management may not be the solution that first comes to mind, it has a significant impact on:

  • Resource optimisation
  • Administration and reporting
  • Experience of staff and visitors
  • Diversity and inclusion

Compare your car park management to best practice and find out where you can improve

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